INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis Metropolitan police investigators continue to search for a fleeing suspect in an incident that injured a Hamilton County police officer overnight Monday.
The off-duty officer from Colfax was working security in the area of East 96th Street and Olio Road when he spotted a suspicious vehicle at a gas station.
The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle suspected to have been involved in recent burglaries in the Geist area.
The officer said he wanted to run the plates, talk to the driver and get his ID when he walked out of the Circle K convenience store.
The driver walked out, ignored the officer's orders to stop, got behind the wheel of his truck and took off.
Officer Joshua Robertson told 24 Hour News 8, "I put my hand on the side of his truck to let him know to stop."
Robertson described how his hand got caught in the tailgate of the truck and he was dragged for about 15 feet. Robertson said he was then flipped into the air and landed on his stomach.
Police are looking for a 2003 White Ford Ranger driven by a 6 foot tall white male weighing 150 pounds and wearing a hat.
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